|Deep condition your hair|
at almost no cost!
The same ingredients that are in the bottle of conditioner in your shower are in one of those £10 single deep conditioning treatment packs, but with less water.
All conditioners are the sameThe truth is, conditioner is conditioner. You can use more of it or less of it, but your hair can only be so conditioned.
Any chemist in the industry will tell you the same. And conditioner pretty much does all its "conditioning" work in five minutes.
So there's no point leaving your hair all glooped up for hours on end or overnight. You will not get any more out of your conditioner for your trouble.
Anyhoo, I wanted to share with you my favourite way to get rid of my family on a sunny Saturday and that is my olive oil deep conditioning treatment.
Oil vs. ConditionerOil and conditioner are not the same thing. Conditioner is made up of slippery molecules that coat the outside of your hair so that the individual hairs tangle less and so get less damaged.
Conditioner is an important part of maintaining the long term health of your hair because it has a role in protecting the cuticle layer.
You oil your hair to restore a bit of moisture to it that has been stripped out by, frankly, shampooing it. Oil is not as effective as conditioner is for adding "slip" to your hair.
There are two oils that are absorbed best by human hair and that is olive oil and coconut oil. Which you choose is down to what you've got available and how you want to smell.
Can you use any other oils?
Of course you can, but they will probably be more expensive and won't be absorbed as readily as olive oil or coconut oil.
Nothing bad will happen if you use argan oil, grapeseed oil or vegetable oil. It all pretty much works fine.
Melissa's Olive Oil Deep Conditioning TreatmentSo, first I tell my family that I mustn't be disturbed under any circumstances for at least an hour. Then I put on my bikini and lay out my sun towel.
Now, for the important bit. With DRY hair (because it is more absorbent) I pour a bit of cheap olive oil in my hands, and work it all through my hair, but especially the ends.
I like to get my hair really coated throughout in oil, but you don't have to do this. If you have straight hair, you may just want to oil the lower half of your hair only.
Then, I concentrate on lying in the sun for as long as I can get away with.
When you're all done relaxing, go shampoo out the oil twice through and condition as normal. Your hair should feel wonderful after this.
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